Harper Heads to China for 3x3 World Championships
Oct. 10, 2016



Tuesday, Oct. 11 – WATCH LIVE
1:30 a.m.              Skills competition qualifier
2:20 a.m.              USA vs. Italy
5:40 a.m.              USA vs. Japan

Thursday, Oct. 13 – WATCH LIVE
2:20 a.m.              USA vs. Taiwan
5:00 a.m.              USA vs. Spain

Friday, Oct. 14 – WATCH LIVE
6:30 a.m.              Skills contest finals

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2:50 a.m.              Quarterfinals
5:50 a.m.              Semifinals
7:30 a.m.              Finals



COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State redshirt-junior Linnae Harper is set to represent Team USA next week at the World 3x3 Championships on Oct 11-15 in Guangzhou, China.

Harper and her teammates -- Washington's Natalie Romeo, Florida State's Chatrice White and South Carolina's Alexis Jennings -- earned a trip to the World Championships by winning the USA Basketball National 3x3 Championship held in August in Colorado Springs, Colo. All four players are transfers to their current teams and are not eligible for NCAA competition this semester. But unlike her teammates, Harper will be eligible to play for the Buckeyes beginning on Dec. 16.

"Every opportunity I get with Team USA is a blessing," Harper said. "I get to play with some of the best players not only here in the US but also internationally. It's also a great opportunity to learn more about yourself and how to play the game. I want to thank Coach McGuff for giving me the opportunity to go play because I feel this is a good chance for me to work on my leadership skills which I can bring back to my team here at Ohio State."

At the US Championships in August, Harper took the gold medal in the skills competition and after leading her team to the title, she was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. She was also a member of the 2011 U18 3x3 Youth World Championship Team and is a veteran of five previous USA Basketball teams. Most recently, Harper was a member of the 2015 silver medal winning Pan Am team that competed in the summer of 2016 in Canada.